This is why my two favourite brands are Rolex and Lange
Having purchased eight modern Rolex over the past 10 years and having zero issues and only one service on the oldest watch (totally my fault and a story for over a glass of wine and a laugh) I “get it”. Rolex are built to live, work and play on the wrist without sacrificing their sporty and handsome aesthetics that stand the test of time. Not the most complicated watches but they are reliable and attractive.
Lange for Haut Horology I find very different, but similar in terms of reliability, accuracy and fortitude. I’ve only purchased five Lange watches, but have only had one issue which was the alignment of a sub dial chronograph hand, which once I got in contact with Germany directly was handled to 100% satisfaction. Five watches and zero mechanical issues.
I love Patek, Journe, JLC and a handful of other brands, but I’m a practical guy who wants my nice treasures to actually work. My computers, cars, appliances and yes even my mechanical watches. No slight on the above mentioned brands. They are exquisite, but in my limited experience Rolex is the king of sport and Lange the workhorse of class…. And their movements …